LOS ANGELES – FOX Sports and Premier Boxing Champions today announced eight televised world title fights in the first three months of a new deal, featuring eight world champions and more than two dozen of the world’s best boxers going toe-to-toe. The schedule includes the blockbuster showdown between welterweight champ Errol Spence Jr. and four-division world champion Mikey Garcia, on FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View March 16, live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
“We’re thrilled to have Premier Boxing Champions’ brightest stars coming to FOX Sports reaching the biggest audiences on broadcast television,” says Mark Silverman, FOX Sports President, National Networks. “The 2019 PBC schedule kicks off with high-stakes action and excitement, making FOX the premier home for boxing and the continued leader in live sporting events.”
Errol Spence Jr. vs. Mikey Garcia, Saturday, March 16, 2019, 9:00 PM ET on FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View. AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
In one of the most highly anticipated and intriguing matches in boxing, IBF Welterweight Champion Errol Spence (24-0, 21 KOs) will defend his title against four-division world champion and current WBC Lightweight Champion Mikey Garcia (39-0, 30 KOs), who is moving up two weight classes to challenge Spence.
This will be the fourth boxing event held at AT&T Stadium, following Manny Pacquiao’s defeat of Joshua Clottey on March 13, 2010, Pacquiao’s defeat of Antonio Margarito on November 13, 2010 and Canelo Alvarez’s defeat of Liam Smith on September 17, 2016. Spence, who hails from local Desoto, Texas, previously fought at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas on June 16, 2018 when he recorded a first-round knockout of Carlos Ocampo.
Other fights scheduled will include world champion twins Jermall and Jermell Charlo defending their titles in separate fights live in primetime on FOX on December 22; followed by welterweight champion Keith Thurman’s ring return on FOX January 26; featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz headlining on FOX February 23; and 147-pound Champ Shawn Porter defending his world title March 9 on FOX.
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